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Obama gains Syria-strike support

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while key Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to back a no-combat-troops-on-the-ground action in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack.

September 04, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Top six important things to do to be ready for a disaster

The Signal asked Santa Clarita emergency management Supervisor Donna Nuzzi and Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management Director Jeff Reeb what they consider the six most important things to do to prepare for disaster. Here's what they said.

September 04, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Hawkins VP at Princess

Princess Cruises has appointed Stuart Hawkins as senior vice president of Health, Environment, Safety, and Security Compliance.

September 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Local Business News


Signal Sales Beat for Sept. 4, 2013

STACY

September 04, 2013 | Signal Staff | Signal Sales Beat


Questioning checkpoints

If you question New York City's Stop and Frisk policies, you might consider the constitutionality of Santa Clarita's DUI checkpoints. What justification is there for stopping over a thousand cars when there is absolutely no reasonable cause? Just because we have a federal grant, Do we have to spend taxpayer money to cite a single DUI? Some may argue that it takes just one drunk to run over a child, but I'd ask what percentage of drunks kill kids and what if all that money were spent on research to cure childhood cancer? Government: get out of ...

September 04, 2013 | Bill Lyons Santa Clarita | Letters to the Editor


War with Syria?

Our President Barack Obama is asking the Congress' vote. It's legitimate. If we have the proof that Syria killed children and adults with chemical weapons don't we have to intervene? I understand this time France would be our ally if we decide to save lives.

September 04, 2013 | Anne Marie Whalley Canyon Country | Letters to the Editor


Giving it the old (community) college try

Junior and Missy's parents are driving them 12 hours away from their hometown to The University of Getting Out of My Parents' House. Sure, there are plenty of local community colleges and state schools they could have attended, but then they would have to come home every night to live with those stupid cash machines who raised them.

September 04, 2013 | Jim Mullen The Village Idiot | Columnists


What should the roundabout’s story be?

When I drive by the construction area of what will soon become the downtown Newhall roundabout - not to be confused with any medical-related term that shares the DNR acronym - I am reminded of the words of our illustrious Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich.

September 04, 2013 | Teresa Todd SCV Voices | Columnists


Rays rout Angels 7-1

ANAHEIM (AP) - Matt Moore pitched into the sixth inning in his return from the disabled list, and the Tampa Bay Rays got home runs from Desmond Jennings and Yunel Escobar in a 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Nolasco leads Dodgers past Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Ricky Nolasco pitched six strong innings, Carl Crawford had a two-run single among three hits to spark the offense in the absence of injured catalyst Yasiel Puig, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight win.

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Dodgers/Angels


Man who held 3 women in Cleveland kills self

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio corrections officials say Ariel Castro who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade has committed suicide at a state prison facility.

September 03, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: Divers search lake for missing teen

SANTA CLARITA - The search for 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa switched into high gear Tuesday as divers scoured the waters of Castaic Lake, sheriff's deputies on horseback circled it and helicopters searched the area from above, local sheriff's deputies said.

September 03, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tanker catches fire on Interstate 5

SANTA CLARITA - A gasoline tanker believed to be fully loaded with fuel caught fire on southbound Interstate 5 near Vista Del Lago Road Tuesday afternoon, prompting swift response by firefighters worried the fuel would explode,

September 03, 2013 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Nyad: Maturity helped me achieve record swim

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - The clocks Diana Nyad uses to time her training swims show that she's a slower swimmer than she used to be. That's only natural: At age 64, she acknowledges she is no longer the "thoroughbred stallion" she was "back in the day."

September 03, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


New Bay Bridge handles first rush hour

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New bridge, same traffic.

September 03, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


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Wildfire in suburban LA 84 percent contained

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) - Crews continue to build containment lines around a wildfire near Los Angeles that destroyed several homes.

January 20, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Syrian opposition issues ultimatum on peace talks

BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's main Western-backed opposition group said Monday that Iran must commit publicly by 7 p.m. GMT to withdraw its "troops and militias" from Syria and abide by a 2012 transitional roadmap, or else the U.N. should withdraw its invitation for Tehran to take part in a peace conference.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Bombings kill 28 in Iraq as offensive continues

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of bombings in central Iraq killed 28 people on Monday, as a government official claimed that al-Qaida-linked fighters have dug in to a city they seized last month and possess enough heavy weapons to storm into the country's capital.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Amid clashes, unclear roadmap for peace in Kiev

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - After a night of vicious streets battles, anti-government protesters and police clashed anew Monday in the Ukrainian capital Kiev. Hundreds of protesters, many wearing balaclavas, hurled rocks and stun grenades and police responded with tear gas.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Man sought in assault

The victim filed no complaint - no one could find him.

January 20, 2014 | By Jim Holt Signal Senior Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lawmakers skeptical about Obama surveillance idea

WASHINGTON (AP) - Leaders of the congressional intelligence committees are pushing back against a key part of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance, saying it is unworkable for the government to let someone else control how Americans' phone records are stored.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Parades, marches and service projects to honor MLK

ATLANTA (AP) - The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Monday with parades, marches and service projects.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Italian conductor Claudio Abbado dies at 80

ROME (AP) - Claudio Abbado, a star in the great generation of Italian conductors who was revered by musicians in the world's leading orchestras for developing a strong rapport with them while still allowing them their independence, died Monday. He was 80.

January 20, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Urban streets named for MLK still struggle

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

January 20, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Tom Purcell: Little nuns vs. Goliath

It's a story about how freedom is all.

January 20, 2014 | By Tom Purcell Commentary | Columnists


Joe Gandelman: Don’t count Chris Christie out (yet)

People waiting to get New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's last pound of flesh may have a long wait, and not for the obvious reason.

January 20, 2014 | By Joe Gandelman Independent's Eye | Columnists


Byron York: Jobs should stay in focus

There was a lot to talk about when House Speaker John Boehner appeared before reporters recently for the first time since the holiday break. There are continuing fights over Obamacare. Immigration reform. Appropriations bills. The debt ceiling. The Democratic push for the president's "inequality agenda."

January 20, 2014 | By Byron York Commentary | Columnists


Teen charged as adult in Philly school shooting

Police charged a boy with aggravated assault and related crimes on Saturday in connection with a shooting that wounded two students inside a Philadelphia high school gymnasium, but released a second boy from custody without charging him.

January 19, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


TMC hoops starts league off right

The Master's College men's and women's basketball team opened conference play with strong starts, while Mustang baseball swept Simpson University in the squad's season-opening series.

January 19, 2014 | By Mike Crawford For The Signal | SCV College Sports


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